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and the record of the advice presidential candidate per se. i agree with you totally, steve. i must agree with you because that's what i wrote on the "huffington post" so i must agree with it, it's a very important debate. everybody says vice presidential debates aren't important. i say history is bunk to quote henry ford. this one really matters for the reason that you say. as crystal said, there are a lot of freaked out democrats. they need some good news. the democrat spirits are not going to be turned around by registration numbers in various states. the obama campaign put out a memo about that today. that's great for the junk kiss. that's not great or helpful to the spirit of the volunteers and so forth. joe biden needs to be seen as the winner tonight for the very reason you're talking about, the media narrative, which could be crushing if they go 0-2. >> howard, as the romney team likes to point out. joe biden has done a lot of debates. by my count, 749. no, closer to 23, but he did 14 in the last year, in 2008 alone. >> yes. >> on the other hand, he's also been vice president for
at some of the highlights from last night's debate we go now to nbc's steve handles men who is at the site in danville, kentucky. steve, good morning. >> reporter: lynn, thanks. good morning from danville, kentucky, where they differed sharply on practically all the big issues but these are smart, well-informed politicians. paul ryan and joe biden both had reason to feel good about how that came across here last night. a long-time democratic insider versus a republican young gun whose ticket has new momentum. mitt romney was watching. barack obama too. moderator martha raddatz of abc. they tangled on iran. >> we're moving faster toward a nuclear weapon. it's because this administration has no credibility on this issue. >> we will not allow the iranians to get a nuclear weapon. you're going to go to war, is that what you want to do? >> we want to prevent war. >> reporter: on the middle class what about mitt romney saying 47% of americans feel entitled to government benefits? >> i think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. >>
michele bachmann of minnesota, congressman alan west of florida, congressman steve king of iowa, and congressman joe walsh of illinois. congressman walsh, he's a dandy. he's fighting for his political life in a redrawn district favoring iraq war veteran tammy duckworth. here's one of walsh's desperate attacks in their recent debate. >> i was marching in a parade in chaumburg sunday, two days before the democratic congre convention, when tammy duckworth was on a stage down in charlotte, if you can see the picture, picking out a dress for her debate sunday night. wal >> walsh was booed. duckworth, who is a war hero, a double amputee as well, had an answer. >> i do sometimes look at the clothes that i wear. but for most of my adult life, i've worn one color, it's called camoufla camouflage. >> congressman alan west is a hung favorite of the tea party crowd and is being challenged by a strong democrat, patrick murphy. congressman west campaigned with mitt romney just a few days ago. >> you saw wednesday night was when the opportunity society takes the stage with the dependency socie
of using the bankruptcy to avoid paying taxes. steve centanni's live in washington with more on this. steve, what exactly is the irs saying about solyndra now? >> reporter: well, jenna, they're suggesting the bankruptcy plan for solyndra's really an elaborate scheme to avoid paying hundreds of millions in federal taxes. solyndra, as you know, failed after getting that huge government loan and filed for bankruptcy last year. irs lawyers filed a document in federal court opposing a bankruptcy settlement claiming the plan would result in net operating losses that could be used to offset future taxable income. the irs saying that plan would, would create a holding company -- it would have no employees and no business operations, but it would enjoy up to $350 million in those tax breaks that solyndra's investors could use. and one of those investors is argonaut ventures, linked to billionaire george kaiser, a prominent democratic fundraiser. jenna? jenna: we'll watch for the next chapter in that, steve. there's apparently another solar company in the news today? is. >> reporter: right. yes, this
on international policy attitudes and i would like to recognize steve coll who is with us today. his research partner in this effort decided that they wanted come after the embassy attacks, to dig in to where the american public is on these questions today. how they are struggling to interpret the events in the middle east. in light of the attacks but beyond the embassy attacks themselves. and so, shibley will be providing a steady with an overview of the results of their work. a new poll that was conducted just a week and a half ago, less. so it's extremely fresh public opinion data. we are going to take that data analysis and add to it some come textual analysis from some very seasoned observers, william galston of the government share of studies here at the brookings institution, seasoned observer of american politics and culture and also a thoughtful scholar on issues of religion and culture and politics and hisham melhem, the washington bureau chief for al arabiya, a seasoned observer of arab politics. with these two gentlemen as our assistance today, we will be able to take a broad look
wanted to play something that happened on cnbc. steve leaseman, senior economics correspondent questioning alan simpson, passionate about the failure of the administration and in fact paul ryan who voted against it and was on the simpson-bowles commission and rest of the teams in congress, you know, to embrace the simpson-bowles outline at least. this is likely to come up tonight as well. he is here because he's a member of the presidential debate commission, has been for decades. let's watch. >> i asked you to talk to romney and ryan what would you say to them -- >> i would say -- >> that you have concerns about. >> we have a leaderless government and they lead. they can govern. this gentleman can't govern. he can't governor earn. he's doing politics day and night. >> alan simpson being alan simpson. i've covered him for decades, mark you have as well. but it's certainly gives the republicans a little bit of a talking point since alan simpson is someone the president points to as being, you know, the simpson-bowles plan that i appointed. >> if you like me to feign shocked alan
go back further. we look at steve camp or jack kemp. in 96, did he drown out voters? no, he may spending his own money, all you could do at that time on his own campaign made it more possible that bob dole might do so that other gop candidates in the race got heard from. everybody did. we go back to the last election before the passage of the campaign act of 1968. mccarthy got his campaign running in a weakened because a bunch of people given 10 million bucks, which you can't do. did that drown people out or did that make to that drown people out or did that make >> well, clearly, no lack of disagreement on >> well, clearly, no lack of disagreement on this panel. i do want to go back to you, ken. you've been looking not tracking the money. in addition to these questions of how much influence individuals have come and there's so question of what the state of play. one of the thinkers interested in a something you wrote about, that george soros warned the bible or virtual bible that he wouldn't donate to the super pac and he decided to. so what do you think is changing, kim, in th
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